I was up at 1am this morning ready to watch the All Blacks defend the Rugby World Cup against Australia.
What a game.
The build up for this final has been pretty full on, as a New Zealander living across the ditch in Australia and finally the time had arrived for the build up and the kick off.
The Rugby World Cup Final was being played at Twickenham Stadium in England.
Twickenham is a stadium that can hold 82,000 roaring fans at once and this morning it certainly was packed to the rafters.
There were many highs and a few lows throughout the game and I was certainly off the couch more than once.
My traditional half time Weetbix snack was thwarted due to the lack of milk in the house so I had to make do with different foods.
I was hoping that this change in routine wouldn’t jinx the mighty All Blacks.
After 80 minutes the All Blacks managed to hold on to beat an Australian team that didn’t give up, even when they were looking at a white wash at one point prior too and just after half time.
After the pea was blown for full time the score was;
New Zealand All Blacks 34 – Australia Wallabies 17
So, proud to be a New Zealander today after wining that, and also sending out many of the old All Black stalwarts on a high.
For the rest of the day my elation will fall on deaf ears though in a house of kids and a wife that doesn’t like Rugby (Rugby League is her game).
That is ok though, it’s a sacrifice I will happily make to have the bragging rights for the next four years….